Not the most timely post, but when I began the Solu-Medrol on Wednesday I was given the option to leave the IV line in and then I could just connect the next dose. Since the Solu-Medrol is packaged in a self administering pouch it certainly doesn’t require 2 brain cells to connect it up. On the other hand I had no intention of leaving the IV line connected and just planned on having Eriksgirl use a butterfly the next couple of days. Eriksgirl did not care for that idea for fear that she wouldn’t be able to get me – even though I had no doubts since she was very proficient drawing blood a few years ago – plus moron IV drug abusers do this kind of stuff all the time. As it turns out the IV line started really hurting about midnight on Wednesday and I yanked it out, which was fine because Eriksgirl did a fantastic job with the needle the next couple of days. Unfortunately, the home health agency will only allow the line to be in for 72 hours so they have to come on day 4 (today) to insert a new line. Little do they know, and it will have to remain that way, that it came out a long time ago. I am thankful that I will get to keep them out of 3 of the 5 infusions this time!